Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta capsules prepared by The Nurturing Root in San Antonio.

Nourish your body and spirit with help from The Nurturing Root. Our placenta encapsulation services specialist will introduce you to the miraculous benefits of the placenta – the complex organ that nourishes your baby before birth, and continues to nurture you even after your little one is born. Having a baby is both joyous and overwhelming. Many new parents suffer from postpartum hormone imbalances, resulting in emotions ranging from irritability and the so-called “baby blues” to more serious forms of clinical depression. Placenta encapsulation has been practiced for centuries as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, to treat these imbalances and to counteract fatigue and lactation issues in new parents. Carmen Calvo, The Nurturing Root’s trained and caring specialist, began her journey as a means to address the difficulties in her own postpartum experience. With the success of her personal experience with placenta encapsulation services, The Nurturing Root became Carmen’s way of helping new parents triumph in one of life’s most rewarding, albeit difficult times.Placenta Encapsulation is the process of turning your baby’s placenta into capsules that will be consumed as a supplement.

Placenta Encapsulation may benefit a postpartum parent in a number of ways. Parents who encapsulate commonly report the following:

  • increased energy
  • an aid in milk production
  • decreased postnatal bleeding
  • decreased incidence of iron deficiency
  • elevated mood by balancing hormone fluctuations.

The placenta is full of nutrients and has been used in Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) for centuries to aid in the relief of fatigue and lactation issues.

For more information on the benefits of placenta, visit:

Placenta for Healing
Scientific Research

Carmen wrote a guest post about the use of placenta encapsulation for postpartum recovery for the Birth Boot Camp blog. Read it here.

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A placenta is encapsulated by The Nurturing Root in San Antonio

A La Carte Placenta Services

The Nurturing Root in San Antonio will prepare an umbilical cord keepsake of your placenta cord.

Umbilical Cord Keepsake

The umbilical cord is complementary with every encapsulation package. The cord, which represents your connection to your baby, can be dehydrated in a variety of shapes to provide a special keepsake.

Placenta Prints

Placenta prints can be a unique and beautiful way to honor your baby’s placenta. A piece of artwork that represents the tree of life, and the life line of your baby.

The Nurturing Root in San Antonio will prepare a placenta print  for you as a baby keepsake.
The Nurturing Root in San Antonio offers placenta tinctures for new mother and baby.

Placenta Tincture

By using a high grade drinking alcohol and a small piece of placenta, you can make your placenta’s benefits last longer, even after your placenta capsules are gone.

Please Note:

The information on this page has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services Carmen Calvo offers are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize the services on this page take full responsibility for using the remedies at their own risk. Should you have additional questions, please visit our frequently asked questions, or contact us.

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